Woman's fruit problem helps community organization - WNEM TV 5

Woman's fruit problem helps community organization

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Judy Parrent's tree is bearing too much fruit. At the core of the problem, a bounty of yellow delicious apples with no one to eat them.

"I'd like somebody to pick them and have them. They're such beautiful apples," Parrent said.

She contacted the rescue squad for help.

"There's so many people that need food you know and then they're going to go to waste," Parrent said.

TV5 found a place where folks like Parrent can donate a lot of those apples, here at the Hidden Harvest.

Jeremiah Janze is the food donor coordinator for hidden harvest.

"Anybody that has good produce that's still good to use just give us a call. We'll swing on out and pick it up from them," Janze said.

The organization serves Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties. They collected 2.5 million pounds of food last year and got meals to those who need them.

"It is awesome. I love to come to work every day. It's one of the best parts of the job here," Janze said.

TV5 told Janze about all the fruit sitting in Parrent's garage and hanging from her tree.

Janze said he'll send a crew out to take a look, which is great news for Parrent.

She's already baked more apple pies than she can count. Now she wants to see the rest of this fruit go to good use.

"Well, I hope you find somebody that will come and get them!" Parrent said.

To contact Hidden Harvest, call them at 989-753-4749.

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